FMCG Stocks Outlook for the week – 18 to 22.08.2014

FMCG Stocks Outlook for the week – 18 to 22.08.2014 )

Stocks of fast moving consumer goods companies are seen trading with a positive bias in
the week ahead as a study of the Apr-Jun earnings shows that most companies in the
sector have posted a marginal recovery in sales volumes.

Most companies have shown a marginal recover in sales volumes in Apr-Jun, this is
despite the poor economic sentiment and delayed monsoon that the quarter witnessed.
This is a sign that volume growth may bounce back this year.

Stocks of Marico, Dabur and Hindustan Unilever on bullish trend. An industry expert
with a consulting firm explained that Hindustan Unilever being the biggest company in
the sector would be the largest beneficiary of a recovery in demand.

"HUL has a range of products that straddle the entire demand pyramid, it will benefit
from a revival in rural as well as urban demand, its efforts to increase its rural reach over the last two years will bear fruit now," said the industry expert.